Retail woes continue with Cabela's

February 1, 2008
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Cabela’sBanking on the regional draw of outdoor retail giant Cabela's, developers have been planning more than 100 acres of hotels, a water park, restaurants and other retail space for the southwest corner of Interstate 65 and County Line Road. All that changes now. The Nebraska-based retailer has put the proposed Greenwood store on hold indefinitely, thanks to a rough quarter and a bleak economic outlook. “It’s a big blow to Greenwood,� said Mark Perlstein, a partner with locally based Sitehawk Retail Real Estate. “It takes a huge amount of momentum away from that intersection.� The decision comes on the heels of local retail closings, followed by more closings. And Perlstein says more could be coming: Pier One plans to close about 100 stores nationwide; Ann Taylor is looking at closings; and grocery chain Supervalu is closing its Sunflower Market chain, including its store in Broad Ripple. Read more on Cabela's here and here.
  • That sound you hear is the government of Greenwood falling on their sword....Yowsa....
  • Honestly, it couldn't happen to a nicer mayor of Greenwood. Too bad it didn't happen a week before the most recent mayoral election.
  • wow, this is big news for the area near where i grew up. I remember for the longest time the county line/emerson area was only a Kroger and Holiday Inn. It's too bad that area SE of the exit is now gonna just sit there as plowed land for a while. From the Southport exit on down to County Line was totally different 20 years ago. It's too bad the deal may fall through with the city.
  • Cabelas. Yee-haaaw! Let me axe you fine peoples: Do we really need a Mega-gomer store? Ya'll can't find enuf feeshin gear and guns/ammo for your kill stuff sports already on the southside? don't you already have a Sporting Dicks? Why does the citizenry of Greenwood feel this is necessary?

    Yes, these are tough questions, but we live in tough times right now.

    With the apparent eductaion/weight quotient at seriously problematic levels in greenwood these days, may i suggest you shut down all buffets, including the Byrd's health food clinic, and make a COMMUNITY effort at living healthier, less kill stuff sports type of existences? Exercise, dieting, and less killing of animals as a sport will help pull you folks out of the 1960s.

    That is all.
  • I can hear the cheers coming from Gander Mountain.
  • Interestingly, they have already begun work on much of the development including building pads and parking lots. I wonder what will become of those.
  • Sorry to hear of the various closings...but it had to eventually happen. There are too many stores all chasing after the same customers. In boomtimes this might work but not now. I feel sorry for the folks who will lose their jobs though.
  • Da Hooey: careful carrying around that superiority complex. You don't want to pull something.
  • Da Hooey,

    Please don't use such broad generalizations for a this community. I may not agree with the mentality of some of the people living in Greenwood, but that doesn't mean one should look down on these folks or lump them into a sum category. Greenwood is a decent place to raise a family, and offers a lot of home for the real estate prices.
  • Absolutely wonderful news!
  • Is there a Byrd's cafeteria on the northside? No. You peoples need to take care of your own backyard first.

    I rest my case. Or at least my sixpack. :D
  • I love Byrds! And Da Hooey, I'll challenge you and your online sixpack to a beauty contest any day!

    Why are you so bitchy? Don't any of the other kids want to play with you? Leave Greenwood alone you putz!


    Cabela's sells much more than feeshin gear and kill stuff sports supplies.
  • Da Hooey: You are an idiot. Please be quiet.
  • This news made my weekend. Now, hopefully, people will shut up about the artificially inflated price per acre of land in Greenwood and comparing it to Hamilton County.
  • What made my day was the $500 million boondoggle in wonderful Hamilton County (we are better than anybody ever to walk the earth) being flushed.
  • annie, the indianapolis star posts can be found here: and thanks for shedding light about my family - i never knew they were better than anybody that ever walked on the earth! i'm so lucky!
  • Da Hooey,

    You're full of Hooey. You couldn't live too close to anyone with a different life style than yours or your head might implode. Way to go using a black expression (axe) to imply ask along with all of your red neck phrazing. Why don't you just try getting along with those that are different than you; likely 75 - 80% of the population.
  • I like Da Hooey. Berwitchguy, maybe it's time you realize that others have an opinion of their own. You're not suppose to agree with him, get over it.
  • Maybe CoryS can steal someone at Cabela's email and post the real scoop.
  • I don't give a damn about Cabela's. Another big box, another dollar.

    What crushes me was only a tiny mention in the write-up: Sunflower's in Broad Ripple is closing. The fact that I can (could) walk to an organic grocery store is one of the few things that makes (made) me have hope for a decent quality of life in Naptown.

    I'm hoping another decent grocery - A Trader Joes', even - will move in, but I don't have high hopes.

    What a drag.
  • It'll be a little longer walk down the Monon Trail, but Fresh Market is opening soon at 54th St. and College Ave.
  • I agree liberty bell, losing Sunflower Market is a much bigger loss to Indy than losing Cabelas.
  • Da Hooey, the jobs created and economic flow would be a good thing for the state. This place would bring people from *out of state* to the **center** of the state, not only to go to Cabella's, but to be consumers for many other services here in Indiana.
  • Who says we are loosing Cabela's. I believe that Cabela's was trying to grow to fast and it just had to slow down. They were also building a new one in Denver and it is on hold just like the Greenwood location is. Cablea's owns the land in Greenwood. They bought the land and the mayor said he would just sit back and collect property tax from Cabela's on the land until they decide to build.
  • I would also like to add that until we see a for sale sign at the location where Cabela's was starting to build it can still hapen. Why does everyone have to be so negative and in a hurry for something to happen right now.

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